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Kia ora
Nau mai, Haere mai.
We are a full primary school (Year 1-8), on the picturesque east coast of New Zealand
At Weber school, our vision is to inspire students to ‘ be the best they can be’.
Our S.T.A.R values are at the centre of our learning as we encourage and support students to be striving for success, team player, active learner, respectful. We want learning that matters, that makes a difference in learners’ lives, that is connected to meaningful, relevant and deep contexts.

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School Interview link. Code 9m9t3 https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/9m9t3

Fri Mar 17 08:46am


Donated Bag of goodies

Thu Mar 16 02:20pm

We have very kindly been given bags for every family from Porangahau community, these will be coming home with your child this afternoon. 

Kia ora e te whānau A reminder we are open, as normal tomorrow, Thursday 16 March. Ka kite i a koutou i āpōpō / See you tomorrow

Wed Mar 15 04:05pm

Office unmanned today

Mon Mar 13 07:58am

For any bus / car changes please ring the school number and leave a message.

Messages will be checked throughout the day.

Many thanks

Parent Interviews – whānau hui

Sat Mar 11 02:46pm

A reminder Parent interviews are on Monday 20th March and Tuesday 21st March, this is an opportunity to catch up with your child’s teacher and talk about progress and goals.

Use this booking link below to make a time to see your child teacher. 



Exemption from strike action

Fri Mar 10 03:54pm

Exemption from strike action on Thursday 16 March

On Thursday 16 March Primary and Secondary school teachers in New Zealand are striking to seek better work conditions. 

NZEI gave schools in Cyclone affected regions the option to vote on a strike exemption and remain open. 

When our staff reflected on the disruption caused to people’s lives, businesses and homes in our area they voted to OPEN on Thursday 16 March. 

We will NOT be striking. 

This does not mean that we do not support the claims of the collective bargaining and the actions of the teachers but, in an area as affected as ours, we decided this action was not appropriate at this time. Staff will be wearing black to show their support for their colleagues and will be arriving just before students arrive from 8.15am and leaving school as soon as the last students leave at 3.15pm to reflect this support for striking teachers. 

Weber School Team



Office unmanned today

Fri Mar 10 07:46am

For any bus / car changes please ring the school office and leave a message.

Phone Messages will be checked throughout the day.

Many thanks

Newsletter – technical glitches

Thu Mar 09 08:11pm

Unfortunately the digital platform we use for our weekly newsletter has been experiencing technical glitches over the past day or so and as a result we are unable to send out a digitial newsletter today.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


Wed Mar 08 02:26pm

Dear whānau,

This is a reminder that if your child is unwell for any reason please keep them at home and notify the school of their absence. If your child becomes unwell at school we will contact you immediately. 

We are aware covid is in the district again. So if you require any RAT tests we have a small supply at school , if you need some please email or ring and we can pop them into school bags. 

We appreciate your understanding and support to keep our community safe and well.  

Thank you 

Car/booster seats

Wed Mar 08 12:53pm

If your child is requiring transport with another parent/ teacher tomorrow and requires a car/ booster seat, please bring it on the bus.

Wai Splash Tomorrow

Wed Mar 08 12:27pm

Hi Families

Just a reminder we are off to Wai Splash tomorrow,

If you are providing transport please be at school by 12:15pm

Don’t forget your togs


If you have said your child requires transport back to school, please be at school at 4:15pm.

Swimming Pool is fixed!

Tue Mar 07 02:48pm

The swimming pool is fixed!!

Please remember your togs for the rest of the week!

Plese check alert subscription is updated for the new classes this year.

Mon Mar 06 12:39pm


Alert Group Selection Page

Akitio Bus Run

Mon Mar 06 12:35pm

The Akitio bus run will be running tomorrow.

Parents of children on this bus run are asked to please check your emails for further information about the run as it has been modified.


Nga Mihi


Thu Mar 02 11:13am

Motea bus: will be returning to normal tomorrow morning, with the usual pick up point down Mangatuna Road open again.

Go bus will be running an assessment tomorrow on the Akitio bus route. We will be in touch when this has taken place  and have more information about when this bus run is due to return.


We thank you for your patients as we try to get this sorted for all our effected families.

Newsletter – Week 5, Term 1 2023

Thu Mar 02 09:30am



Mufti Day tomorrow!! Gold coin donation for the Rural Support Trust!

Thu Mar 02 09:14am



Tue Feb 28 12:46pm


Hub – online learning

Fri Feb 24 11:49am

Hi everyone,

Miss Holyoake has emailed out details on some additional online learning to parents in the Hub along with log in information for splash learn and EPIC.

Ngā mihi

Hub – splash learn

Fri Feb 24 10:15am

For any students  in the Hub who need the splash learn log in information – here it is:

Class code =SPCYMV
Password=  chalk50


Thank you.

Online learning tomorrow

Thu Feb 23 03:41pm

Kia ora koutou,

Given the potential for further risks on our already vulnerable roads and the unsafe conditions that the significant predicted rainfall may cause ,we have made the decision to close the school site tomorrow – Friday 24th February and use the online learning material sent out.

We felt it important to give you as much notice as possible. The safety and well being of our school community is paramount. Students and staff are not required on site.

We are acting out of caution and would rather make an over-cautious decision than have students, staff and parents in unsafe conditions.  

Miss Holyoake and Mrs Tolley will be available via email from 8.45- 3.15pm with any questions about the learning. 

We will rearrange our mufti day  for next Friday. 

Thank you for your understanding and support. 

Ngā manaakitanga


Newsletter – Week 4, Term 1 2023

Thu Feb 23 02:04pm



Mufti day friday

Tue Feb 21 02:34pm

Weber School students are having a mufti day this Friday, the gold coin donations from mufti day will go towards “THE RURAL SUPPORT TRUST’ to say thank you for all the work they have done for Weber and the surrounding districts after Cyclone Gabrielle.

Bus Runs

Mon Feb 20 02:37pm


GoBus have been in touch to let us know that the only bus running this week is the Motea bus run. It is ONLY travelling on the main Weber Road, it will not be going down Waitahora/ Mangatuna Road this week. 

Akitio and Herbertville bus: there is no time frame for the return of these two bus runs due to road condition.

Please contact the office if you have any questions

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

Working Bee

Mon Feb 20 02:09pm

In light of the recent weather event and the priority for families to look after their own whāre and farms we have postponed the working bee. 

We will inform you when we have set a new date.


Thank you for your understanding and our thoughts are with all our school whānau.

School tomorrow

Sun Feb 19 01:07pm

We hope everyone is safe and well. Weber School is open tomorrow. Should anything change with road closures I will be in touch as soon as possible. 

We will be operating online learning at school tomorrow as many roads are still officially closed and families can’t travel. 

Please only come if it is safe for you to do so. Safety comes first. 

Go Bus is NOT running any of our bus runs on Monday and the rest of the week is yet to be confirmed.

If you are able to make contact with the school please let us know if you are keeping your child/children at home. 

Online learning will be sent out via email later on today.

Please check out the Tararua District council for the latest road updates. 


Look after yourselves and each other. 

Ngā manaakitanga


Online learning continues tomorrow

Thu Feb 16 02:28pm

Thursday 16 Feb – Online learning continues

A decision has been made to continue with online learning tomorrow as roads in and out of the Weber area are still officially closed and power / internet / phone services are intermittent around the school area. So the school will be closed and no staff onsite.

Go Bus are not operating any of our bus runs this week, they will make a decision about buses next week, as soon as I know anything I will let you know. 

We plan to open on Monday if it is safe to do so. I will be in touch via facebook page / email/ school app should anything change. 

Miss Holyoake and Mrs Tolley will be available via email from 8.45 – 3.15 pm with any questions about the learning. kholyoake@weber.school.nz     jtolley@weber.school.nz 

With communication being a challenge for some at this time, please share this with whānau and friends.

Looking forward to seeing everyone soon. 

Ngā mihi 


School tomorrow – online learning

Wed Feb 15 03:08pm

Wednesday 16 February

Kia ora e te whānau,

A decision has been made to open school tomorrow  ( Thursday) for online learning only as many of the roads in the district are still closed, washouts / slips are still evident along with more rain forecasted tomorrow. As you can appreciate, the safety of everyone in our community is paramount. 

We are also aware that the bulk of our community and some of our staff are isolated due to road closures. 

Our thoughts go out to those families who have had to evacuate, and whanāu that has been greatly affected by the cyclone. We are aware many are without power, internet and other services. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.

In the meantime take time to look after yourselves, your family and property. 

An email will be sent out to all families with digital slides attached for the Hub and Room One should you wish to engage in learning whilst at home. Miss Holyoake and Mrs Tolley will be available via email from 8.45 – 3.15 pm tomorrow with any questions about the learning. 

kholyoake@weber.school.nz     jtolley@weber.school.nz 

I will be in touch again tomorrow afternoon. Please keep an eye out for notices via email / facebook page / school app.

With communication being a challenge for some of us at this time, please share this with whānau and friends.

Ngā mihi 


School Closure Wednesday 15th Feb

Tue Feb 14 02:48pm



School Closure – Wednesday 15 February


Given the large amount of rain that has fallen in our community over the past day due to Cyclone Gabrielle there are significant hazards on our roads with the risks of slips, slumps, washouts, as well as trees falling onto our roads throughout the district.


The safety of our students, families, bus drivers and staff is our number one priority and subsequently we have made the decision to remain closed tomorrow- Wednesday 15 February to allow roads/ slips to be cleared safely and water levels to abate to a safe level for travelling.


Please continue to check emails and our facebook page / school app for further information about Thursday onwards.


Students can access learning from home, students in the Hub can access various learning platforms ( EPIC, prototec basic facts, splash learn, studyladder)- the children have been shown how to access these, should you wish your child to be engaged with some learning activities. 


Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding. 

Take care and stay safe

Ngā manaakitanga


School Closure – Tuesday 14th February

Mon Feb 13 02:11pm

Cyclone Gabrielle

Sun Feb 12 05:37pm

Hi everyone
We are keeping a very close eye on Cyclone Gabrielle. On Tuesday the forecast for Weber is that the wind is up and a significant amount of rain is predicted. 

This may impact on buses being cancelled 
/ road closures/ power etc

Please keep an eye out on our school facebook page/ school app notices for any updates. 

Stay safe everyone 

Newsletter – Week 2, term 1 2023

Thu Feb 09 10:36am



Newsletter – Week 1, Term 1 2023

Thu Feb 02 02:13pm



Just a reminder school starts tomorrow. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Tue Jan 31 07:03pm